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Principles

In Testing House México, we assumed the idea of the person of the classical philosophy as a being capable of self-control and transcendence. Man has the following lines of development: abstraction, conception of intangible things, reflection and free conduct. His development is unlimited. The patterns of development in humans’ ideas will be called principles.

The starting point of the previous principles is the universal human nature. We can come to the idea that the fulfillment in our company does not depend on us but on the whole society, that is to say, that it depends on other social institutions, from the family to the State. Nevertheless, this idea is a mistake. If Testing House de México is, by definition, a community of people whose aim is the development of the persons that form the company or are related to it and, admitting that personal development depends on the realization of the principles, therefore the head of the company and all his collaborators have to carry out these principles. The simple expression “to do things well” necessarily implies the compliance of the natural principles of man. If the activities of the company are performed apart from, not all, but at least one of the previous principles, “things would not be done well.

Our principles are unilateral.
"Getting it right"

I. We have to follow well and avoid evil

Thanks to our self-reflection, we are able to judge if our own acts are good or bad. We are not a community or group without a name and our capital is not anonymous. Everyone represents Testing House de México, so we have to think before acting and contribute in a reasonable manner to the improvement of our environment by means of our technological solutions.

II. We do not have to use morally bad means even if the goals are good.

The goal does not justify the means.

III. We do not have to pursue good goals whose consequences are bad in a disproportionate way.

We not only have to think on the use of the morally bad means, we must also think in the consequences of the objectives once those are achieved.

IV. Anything that contributes to the development of people is a thing of great worth.

On the one hand, this formal and important principle can be directly deduced from the fact that the human being deserves to be treated with dignity, therefore, grants value to the rest of the realities. On the other hand, the aforementioned principle contains an implicit definition of value: value refers to anything that contributes to the development or improvement of people.

V. Some values are objective and valid for all the persons and cultures.

This principle can be directly deduced from the fact that human beings have a determinate nature (will and reason) and are neither a casual effect nor a transitory state of the biological evolution. Relativism is precisely the opposition to this principle. For example, if the value of humans is relative, the only thing superior to the value is the relativity of the values that will become an absolute value. But for Testing House de México, people are an objective, not means.

VI. Each person has to acquire the necessary abilities (virtues) to obtain a successful, full and complete life.

This principle is considered is the base of personal development. The virtuous person is qualified to improve himself, takes the initiative to be a better person and to contribute in an active and resolute way to the development of his colleagues and friends.

VII. Act in such a way that your action becomes a universal norm of conduct.

People in Testing House de México must act in such a way that their action becomes a general norm of conduct. Inside or outside the company, they have to be model persons regarding how they treat others and their sense of duty. Both people and nations are perfectible. Having heroic aspirations that inspire the others to work better is a heroic act itself. .

VIII. Common good is preferable to the private one if both are of the same nature.

This principle is not about a pure quantitative preference: abundance is better than scarcity. The materialists, for whom only quantity matters, understand this principle like this. Communism does not fail because it prefers common things rather than private ones, but because it does so in a discriminatory way: any private good of any level is negligible because it is private, common good is preferable, any kind of good, because if it is common it will be better. Each person is superior to any order. The person cannot depend on any good regardless how common it may be. No one can deprive an innocent of life not even to save humanity. Each person is the center of the universe: not only me but each person.

IX. People must never consider themselves as a means but as a goal.

This principle is considered as the most important to manage the relationship between the people in the Testing House de México community. This principle does not try to suppress the division of the functions, the hierarchy is essential for the development of the company. It is enough for persons not to depend totally and in a submitted way on the function. For statute, the person has the possibility influence on it, to leave his mark which represents an expression of his personality and working procedure. What we do, we do it ourselves, and it has its own identity, full name and background.

X. Good is not smaller because it benefits others and evil is not higher because it is detrimental to me.

This principle invites the person not to obtain his/her own good merely not injuring the others. It also avoids promoting passive selfishness. Dignity has no degree.

XI. It is not bad to prohibit and it is not good to permit because it is bad to prohibit good and it is good to prohibit evil.

This principle reminds us that human nature and its possibility of unlimited development regulate the categories of good and evil.

XII. The principles of action mentioned in negative propositions do not necessarily have an ontological status lower than the ones mentioned in affirmative propositions.

You cannot do this but you have to do that from the perspective that it contributes to the development of man. The advantage of this principle is that it has an unquestionable clarity. For example, when we point out that a certain product cannot be sold; there are neither interpretations nor doubts.

Criteria

Criteria in general, are the arbiters of discernment and separation. Criteria are essential in order to judge if an action that has to be undertaken coincides or not with the principles that we considered certain and true.

Axiological criteria (of value).

I. Extent criterion

Good that benefits more people is greater, and evil that is detrimental to more people is higher (quantitative criterion “greater or smaller”). Even if we try, we cannot apply the extent criterion to the most important matters that affect people due to the rationality of mathematics calculations in which our thought is imprisoned. There is a paradox in this criterion:the actions of people cannot be counted because their radical diversity prohibits their accumulation. That is why this criterion is more used in marketing, transaction and finances. Indeed, maximizing market shares, productivity, efficiency and profits is more than quantifiable. So we have to use both the extent criterion and the effect one but giving the priority to the last one when it refers to people.

II. Effect criterion

The more deeply good benefits people, the better it is and the more deeply evil affects people, the worst it is (qualitative criterion “better or worst”). It is better to help one person completely than to help many people in a superficial way. People who received a deep help are capable of spreading this help to others, acquiring a multiplicative power of unsuspected and unaccountable consequences. On the contrary, people who only received a superficial help, enjoy it alone and do not provide this help to others.

III. Proximity criterion

Unlike the previous criteria (the extent and effect ones), the proximity criterion is not about the quality of the help but about the obligation to help. I am obliged to promote good and protect from evil the people that are closer to me. People are relational, indeed they develop themselves thanks to the relationship they have with others and vice versa.

Operative criteria (of efficiency).

I. The competition

Sometimes we need to win, but to win cannot be the main motor to achieve success because, regarding efficiency, collaboration is superior to competition. They coexist but we have to emphasize cooperation. It is important to consider that the competitor is also a person and the person represents a bonus regarding the activity even if such activity competes with mine.

II. The cooperation

Team work has to prevail over individual work such as the companies of a same industry and market (the game theory: we collaborate with the competition to create and, at the same time, we compete because of our creativity, knowledge and our innovative products and services).